Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks

Process new insurance policies, modifications to existing policies, and claims forms. Obtain information from policyholders to verify the accuracy and completeness of information on claims forms, applications and related documents, and company records. Update existing policies and company records to reflect changes requested by policyholders and insurance company representatives. Excludes "Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators" (13-1031).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
274,560 1.9 % $20.26 $42,150 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.24 $15.98 $19.07 $23.72 $29.09
Annual Wage (2) $27,540 $33,250 $39,660 $49,330 $60,500


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 116,490 10.04 $19.89 $41,360
Insurance Carriers 113,980 9.74 $20.85 $43,370
Management of Companies and Enterprises 6,750 0.28 $20.82 $43,310
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 4,340 0.30 $20.17 $41,950
Employment Services 4,050 0.11 $19.26 $40,050

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities 116,490 10.04 $19.89 $41,360
Insurance Carriers 113,980 9.74 $20.85 $43,370
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 140 2.63 $23.83 $49,560
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 4,340 0.30 $20.17 $41,950
Management of Companies and Enterprises 6,750 0.28 $20.82 $43,310

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 40 0.01 $28.75 $59,800
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 970 0.10 $25.25 $52,520
Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds 140 2.63 $23.83 $49,560
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,640 0.08 $22.82 $47,460
Offices of Dentists 790 0.08 $22.34 $46,470


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 40,200 2.36 1.25 $20.53 $42,690
Texas 32,690 2.70 1.42 $19.21 $39,950
Florida 17,590 2.04 1.08 $18.82 $39,150
Ohio 13,600 2.51 1.32 $19.15 $39,830
Georgia 11,360 2.58 1.36 $22.21 $46,190




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 3,130 3.20 1.69 $18.95 $39,410
Connecticut 4,980 3.00 1.58 $24.18 $50,300
Wisconsin 7,810 2.74 1.45 $19.39 $40,340
Texas 32,690 2.70 1.42 $19.21 $39,950
South Dakota 1,090 2.59 1.36 $16.13 $33,540




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 470 0.66 0.35 $27.27 $56,710
Connecticut 4,980 3.00 1.58 $24.18 $50,300
Massachusetts 6,380 1.79 0.94 $23.47 $48,820
New York 9,760 1.04 0.55 $23.43 $48,740
Colorado (8) (8) (8) $23.41 $48,700





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 15,060 2.46 1.30 $19.89 $41,370
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 13,270 3.72 1.96 $20.50 $42,640
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 13,260 1.40 0.74 $23.61 $49,110
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 8,720 3.25 1.71 $23.25 $48,350
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 7,570 1.63 0.86 $21.33 $44,370
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 5,940 2.09 1.10 $21.39 $44,490
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,930 2.89 1.52 $21.08 $43,840
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 5,450 5.39 2.84 $18.70 $38,900
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,420 1.82 0.96 $18.64 $38,780
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 5,250 4.00 2.11 $18.95 $39,420




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Cheyenne, WY 340 7.57 3.99 $17.72 $36,870
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 550 7.28 3.84 $15.65 $32,550
Danville, IL 160 5.98 3.15 $14.89 $30,970
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 2,150 5.83 3.07 $21.17 $44,030
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 3,390 5.80 3.06 $24.94 $51,870
Manchester, NH 660 5.75 3.03 $20.94 $43,550
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 5,450 5.39 2.84 $18.70 $38,900
Sheboygan, WI 320 5.36 2.83 $23.85 $49,610
Abilene, TX 340 5.36 2.83 $18.42 $38,320
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 590 5.24 2.76 $23.74 $49,380